YOUNGSTERS from across Trowbridge descended on John of Gaunt School in Trowbridge for a science fair to mark National Science and Engineering week.

Primary schools from the town were invited to set up stalls at John of Gaunt to demonstrate various scientific experiments to students and staff, including paper engineering, generating energy from fruit, forensic investigations and bath bomb making.

Hannah Eaton, science teacher at John of Gaunt and STEM coordinator said: "The children have really enjoyed the fair. They have all left comments on how they found it and they are all really positive."

The school has worked in collaboration with Science Hub, an initiative set up linking primary and secondary schools to improve teaching and support young scientists.

This is the third annual science fair, but the first year John of Gaunt has hosted the event.

Pauline Rodger, of Science Hub, said: "We work with primary and secondary schools to allow a smooth transition for primary school pupils moving from Year 6 up to Year 7.

"It means that primary schoolchildren can find out a bit more about what to expect from science in secondary school, and also helps secondary schools understand the curriculum of primary schools."